From Here to There

September 24, 2020 – January 21, 2021

From Here to There is Japan Society’s first online project initiated as a testing ground for artistic practice, dialogue, and production. Within the extraordinary context of 2020, this dynamic platform presents a new series of disciplinary intersections and encounters that span drawing, film, performance, and photography.

Informed by the present cultural conditions, From Here to There introduces new online commissions by three contemporary artists, Nobutaka Aozaki (New York), Hanako Murakami (Paris), and Aki Sasamoto (New York), whose projects reckon with time, place, and context. Unfolding over the exhibition’s run of four months, each project takes its own direction through its respective medium, and attempts to collapse the distinctions particularly resonant today: isolation/community; physical/digital.

An evolving exhibition website consisting of films, ephemera, performance videos, photographs, sound, and texts provides living documentation for each in-progress work, with monthly website updates accumulating new materials. A bi-weekly series of live programs includes performances, talks, and demonstrations with the artists. The exhibition website and related programming underscore the durational nature of From Here to There, exploring the diverse potential and possible rhythms of engaging with the artworks.

From Here to There is curated by Yukie Kamiya, Gallery Director, and Tiffany Lambert, Assistant Curator, and is organized by Japan Society.

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